May 10, 2018

Today we are proud to excerpt some pockets of knowledge that was recently published from CEMMS Waterfall City dietician, Francette Bekker. Here she sheds light on exactly how much sugar we are consuming through our day-to-day beverages. 

Fruit juices are a sou...

February 23, 2018

The role of a psychiatrist in a bariatric surgery team is much more important than most people initially understand it to be. In the medium to long term, the decisions made by the individual patient will affect the results of surgery much more than any other factor dur...

February 6, 2018

The International Diabetes Federation has just released statistics that indicated that South Africa had 2,28 million diagnosed diabetics in 2015. Over 90% of these patients are Type 2 diabetics, of which the primary driver for disease would be from an excess body weigh...

February 2, 2018

Please note that when oral contraceptives are referred to in this article- it excludes post-menopausal hormone replacements for older women. The latter is physiological replacement.

Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine (2017) published a study by Mørch and coll...

January 25, 2018

I get frustrating feedback from the newly operated on patients about not being able to handle the calcium citrate (the calcium that comes in the sachet).

Now, let us go one step back.

The calcium carbonate that we have included in the vitamin pack is more of a carrier mo...

January 17, 2018

Good news for all of the coffee pots! According to the latest studies as published in the New England Journal of Medicine, limited caffeine consumption can aid in the treatment of fatty liver. Research shows that there are health benefits for 2 cups of caffeinated coff...

January 17, 2018

We all know that diets that try to cut out food groups; or that try to sway from balanced eating usually ends in disaster. The United States News and World Report gave the crowning glory of "best diet" for the 8th consecutive year to the remarkably simple "Dash Diet" a...

January 8, 2018

Type 2 diabetes has become somewhat of an epidemic amongst the general populous and children and young adults are no exception. It is vital to know the signs of diabetes within your children and get them the treatment they require as soon as possible.

Your child may be...

January 8, 2018

Opioid abuse is one of the single most devastating epidemics that we are seeing worldwide. The frequency of patients seeking cures to chronic pain has increased rapidly over the years and, consequently, so has the amount of opioid drugs prescribed.

Opioids are incredibl...

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